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robert mueller understands and i understand the specific scope of the investigation. so no, it's not a fishing expedition. >> robert mueller can investigate anything he discovers in the justice department probe, but finances should be off limits. the vice president with a harsh rebuke to a "new york times" report that he's laying the groundwork for a white house run. he slams the suggestion as disgraceful, offensive, and absurd. >> i think it's quite clear in
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terms of there being no daylight among the international community as to the expectation that north korea will take steps. >> and global pressure is growing on north korea to curb its nuclear program after sanctions are slapped on unanimously by the u.n. security council. welcome to "early start," i'm miguel marquez in for dave briggs. good morning. >> nice to see you, good morning. i'm christine romans. it is monday, august 7th. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. good morning, everyone. the second in command at the justice department rejecting suggestions that robert mueller cannot dig into trump family finances. the deputy attorney general saying mueller can look into any crimes he might discover within the scope of his probe. rosenstein's remarks to "fox news sunday" come days after president trump said mueller would cross a red line if he digs into his family's finances. >> cnn reported last week that federal investigators are
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looking into potential ties between russia and the president and his associates. viewing any such ties as fertile ground for their probe. rosenstein authorized the special counsel after attorney general jeff sessions recused himself. asked supposed about the limits of mueller's -- asked sunday about the limits of mueller's investigation, rosenstein said he would have to approve any expansion. >> the special counsel is subject to the rules and regulations of the department of justice. we don't okay fishing expeditions. that doesn't reveal who may be the subject of the investigation. we don't reveal that publicly. robert mueller and i understand the specific scope of the investigation. and so no, it's not a fishing expedition. >> questions about the russia investigation coming as intrigue builds around the white house and who may occupy it come 2020. vice president mike pence emphatically denying a "new york times" report that he is laying groundwork for a run for president if president trump doesn't seek a second term.
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all this with the president beginning what he calls a working vacation at his golf club in new jersey. that's where we find cnn white house correspondent athena jones with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. vice president mike pence is pushing back hard on this "new york times" story, as are other white house officials. the vice president taking the unusual step of putting out an official statement on white house letterhead to respond to this story. in the statement, the vice president called the story disgraceful, offensive, categorically false, laughable, and absurd. two pence aides, a spokesperson, and his chief of staff, his chief of staff was mentioned in "the new york times" story, also taking to twitter to refute the story calling it fake news. and white house conselor kellyanne conway appearing on abc's "this week" called the story complete fiction. watch -- >>. >> it is absolutely true that the vice president is getting ready for 2020 as re-election for vice president. >> no concern -- >> and for 2018 -- zero concern.
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that is complete fictionment -- complete fiction. complete fabrication. i know his advisers who had comments attributed to them have pushed back strongly, as has the vice president, as a. now unequivocally -- as am i right now unequivocally. he's an effective, active vice president with this president. >> and i think the operative phrase in what kellyanne conway said was "very loyal." white house officials want to make it very, very clear that the vice president has no designs on the president's job in 2020. i think it's important to note that president trump has made it quite clear that he plans to run again, that he hopes to be a two-term president. in fact, he filed the paperwork to do so early in his presidency and has held multiple campaign rallies. that is why we're seeing such strong pushback from the white house on this story. >> thanks to athena jones. a senior republican official tells cnn vice president mike pence is doing everything he can
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to avoid being seen measuring the drapes in the oval office. that includes keeping president trump informed ever step of the way as he sets up his own -- raising his own pac, the great america committee. don jr. and eric trump even talked about possibly getting involved in raising money for pence's pac. >> the gop official adding pence may have been eager to put out his statement given the timing with the new york times story coming out days after the special counsel is issuing grand jury subpoenas. the president pushing back against news he doesn't like, offering his own take on the news. a former campaign manager is joining campaign-style videos on the president's facebook page. the first video cited positive news and credited trump with the successes. if you don't like the real news, make your own broadcast. >> i hear this all the time, though. the real news isn't getting out. >> that's right. now you can see the new program. secretary of state rex tillerson says the international community is united in its
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expectation that north korea will take steps to denuclearize. tillerson is in the philippines at a forum of southeast asian nations. he is ramping up pressure on north korea days after the u.n. security council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions to date against the kim jong-un regime. >> so the next steps obviously are to see that the security council resolution sanctions are enforced by everyone. we will be monitoring that carefully. and certainly having conversations with any and all that we see who may not be fully embracing not just the spirit of those sanctions but the operational execution of those sanctions. >> all eyes now are on china. north korea's largest trading partner, the chinese, voted for the u.n. sanctions. it will be key to implementingle this. we'll go to manila and ivan watson. ivan, there's such a heavy sanctions regime on north korea
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already. they've said in a statement just a short time ago that they are going possibly to retaliate. what's in it for the north koreans? how do the sanctions get us any closer to shutting down the nuclear program? >> reporter: well, the argument is that the sanctions ban north korea's coal, iron, and seafood exports. and washington says that that may deprive north korea of up to one-third of its export revenue, which could be potentially very punitive. but north korea's already responded in characteristic style saying that this -- these sanctions are a violent violation of north korea's sovereignty. that there's no chance that north korea will put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table, and that if the u.s. thinks it's safe overseas, that its land is safe, it's sorely mistaken. it doesn't look like this will change pyongyang's behavior even though in addition to the
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sanctions you've had southeast asian nations here at the conference i'm at, they've put out a statement expressing grave concerns about north korean intercontinental ballistic missile launches. the chinese foreign minister face to face with the north korean foreign minister yesterday said, listen, you've got to stop firing missiles. we're still waiting to hear what the russian foreign minister said to this north korean diplomat. judging by what we're hearing out of pyongyang right now, it doesn't seem like any of this diplomatic pressure that the u.s. is succeeding in helping lead, it doesn't look like it's making a dent against the north korean regime. >> i tell you, past experience, if we draw from that, every time the u.s. or international community has cracked down on north korea, it has only furthered their efforts to have a successful nuclear program. >> reporter: i mean, they've made it clear that they're willing to endure economic hardship, whatever it takes, because they few having nuclear
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weapons as their only real deterrence against not only the u.s. which has tens of thousands of troops stationed across the demilitarized zone in south korea but against south korea, as well. but what's been truly interesting about the last weekend is seeing despite all the enormous difference that's washington has with both russia and china that they were able to get these two other powers is on sign on to this unanimous approval of new sanctions against north korea and to hear the chinese step saying, okay, sanctions aren't the end result, but we need to get an end to the missile launches. and perhaps, perhaps the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson, the fact that he is also offering to talk to the north koreans if they at least stop launching missiles every kind of week or so, perhaps that's part of what has helped convince the russians and the chinese to join the u.s. in this
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latest diplomatic effort. we'll be watching closely to see will rex tillerson at least make eye contact or even shake hands with his north korean counterpart at this great big asian regional forum meeting that's taking place as we speak. that's a time when dozens of diplomats will be under the same roof. so it will be interesting to hear if there's any interaction between the two leaders. >> interesting the north koreans have long wanted those direct talks with the u.s. ivan watson in manila. thank you. also in manila, secretary of state rex tillerson met with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov. the two agreed the u.s. and russia can keep an open dialogue, they can still work together on a number of complex issues. the secretary of state says he made it clear a lot of harm has been done by the kremlin. >> russian meddling in the elections was certainly a serious incident. trying to help them understand just how serious this incident
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had been and how seriously it had damaged the relationship between the u.s., the american people, and the russian people. that this had created serious mistrust between our two countries, and that we simple have to find some way to deal with that. >> the kremlin has ordered the u.s. to cut its diplomatic staff by 60% in retaliation for new sanctions. tillerson told lavrov he would respond to that request officially by september 1. it is monday, 11 minutes past the hour. let's check your money. the benefits of charitable giving might change if lawmakers push through tax reform. that's according to new analysis from the congressional budget office. now most people do not donate to charity just because of the tax breaks they'll get. but the republicans plan to double the standard deduction, lower income tax rates, and repeal the estate tax has charity experts concerned. let me explain why. increasing the standard deduction would mean fewer
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people would itemize and claim the break. lowering tax rates would then make the deduction less worthwhile for those who still take it. how much could donations drop by? between $5 billion and $13 billion a year, according to one study, that's about 4.6%. those in favor of these tax proposals say this could lead the people actually giving more to charities. they say if a person has to pay less to the government, they're more likely to give more money to charity. if we ever get to tax reform. >> assuming that there is -- >> the budget's up next, yes? >> -- consensus on tax reform. >> the budget looks like it's going to be heavy lifting. >> there are a lot of ts to cross and is to dot before tax reform. the city of chicago plans to sue the federal government today. why the city says changes to sanctuary city funding are a federal overreach. ♪
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finally, gig for your neighborhood too. welcome back. good morning. the u.s. and russia recently brokered several cease-fire deals in syria, but critics say the so-called deescalation zones enforced by the russians make the u.s. dependent on russia for its policy in syria. how's that working on the ground? cnn was the first international network to visit the most recent and controversial zones. in an exclusive report here, cnn senior international correspondent fred pleitgen found residents and the syrian army saying they are happy with the deal and thanking russia for it. >> reporter: it was one of the most violent baffleds in syria -- battlefields in sear. video shows the fighting on quneitra, right on israel's
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doorstep. now a cease-fire. tanks are parked, soldiers relaxed. the fighting has significantly decreased since the fever, this officer tells me, you totally notice that. we don't hear shelling anymore, but sometimes the nusra front breaks the troops. nusra is not part of the agreement. if they start shooting, we have to retaliate. this is the frontline right in the heart of town. while both the u.s. and russia brokered this truce, the syrian government troops feel it's russia that has the upper hand. "russia has helped a lot," he says. "they laid the groundwork for the cease-fire. they have the most power." quneitra is one of three areas in syria where the u.s. and russia negotiated truces between government and opposition forces. the people here say of course they appreciate the calm since the cease-fire's been put in place, but they also say it's had almost an immediate impact
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on life here. with more people venturing out and many businesses opening their doors once again. a lull on the baffled means more commotion -- battlefield means more commotion in shops where soldiers and townspeople come to get a trim. "we want this to be solved for good," he says. "we just want our lives to be the way they were before." farming is also ramping up again. that nasir al assad tends wheat. he credits russia and others for the truce, he's grateful only to moscow. he says, "russia is working hard. they are strong allies." from posts on the golan heights, israel is observing things with growing unease. the israelis fear the cease-fire could allow its archenemies,
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iran and hezbollah, supporters of the assad government, to make forces into the area. at the moment, the people in this town aren't worried about bigger middle eastern security concerns. they're just enjoying the calm while it lasts. fred pleitgen, cnn, quneitra, syria. >> so fortunate to have fred on the ground able to talk to people about what it's like. thanks for that, fred. president trump calls the russia probe a total fabrication, but the second in command at the justice department says the investigation is expanding, and it won't be limited as the president hopes. that, plus mike pence firing back at reports that he's readying for a white house run. we'll explain all that coming up. what if we could bring you better value by having better values? at blue apron, we work directly with more than a hundred family farms. so instead of spending on costly middlemen and supermarkets, we can invest in the things that matter most: making farmland healthier.
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expedition. >> special counsel robert mueller can investigate any crime he uncovers in his russia probe. that clarity from the justice department after the president himself said his finances should be off limits. the vice president with a harsh rebuke of "the new york times" report saying he's laying the groundwork for a white house run. he slams the suggestion as disgraceful, offensive, and absurd. >> i think it's quite clear in terms of there being no daylight among the international community as to expectations that north korea will take steps. >> and global pressure grows on north korea to curb its nuclear program after sanctions are slapped on unanimously by the u.n. security council. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. happy monday to you. >> nice to see you. >> 31 minutes past the hour. the second in command at the justice department rejecting any
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suggestions special counsel robert mueller can't dig into trump family finances. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein says mueller can look into any crimes he might discover within the scope of his probe. rosenstein's remarks to "fox news sunday" come days after president trump said mueller would cross a red line if he digs into the family's finances. >> cnn reported last week that federal investigators are looking into potential financial ties between russia and the president and his associates, viewing any such ties as fertile ground for their probe. rosen stein authorized the special counsel after attorney general jeff sessions recused himself. asked sunday about the limits of mueller's investigation, rosenstein said he'd have to approve any expansion. >> the special counsel is subject to the rules and regulations of the department of justice. and we don't engage in fishing expediti expeditions. that order that you read doesn't detail specifically who may be the subject of an investigation. >> right. >> we don't reveal that
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publicly. bob mueller understands, and i understand the specific scope of the investigation. and so no, it's not a fishing expedition. >> questions about the russia investigation coming as intrigue builds around the white house and who may occupy it come 2020. vice president mike pence emphatically denying a "new york times" report that he's laying the groundwork to run for president himself if president trump doesn't seek a second term. that you will with the -- all this with what the president calls a working vacation at his golf club in new jersey. that's where find white house correspondent athena jones. >> reporter: good morning. vice president mike pence is pushing back hard on this "new york times" story as are other white house officials. the vice president taking the unusual step of putting out an official statement on white house letterhead to respond to the story. in the statement, the vice president called the story disgraceful, offensive, categorically false, laughable, and absurd. two pence aides, his
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spokesperson, and his chief of staff, his chief of staff was mentioned in "the new york times" story, also taking to twitter to refute the story calling it fake news. and white house counselor kellyanne conway appearing on abc's "this week" called the story complete fiction. watch -- >> it is absolutely that the vice president is getting ready for 2020 for reelection as vice president. >> no concern that -- >> and for 2018 -- zero concern. that is complete fiction. that is complete fabrication. and i know that his advisers who had comments attributed to them have pushed back strongly, and so has the vice president, as i am now unequivocally. vice president mike pence is a very loyal, dutiful, but incredibly effective vice president with this president. >> reporter: i think the operative phrase in what kellyanne conway said was "very loyal." white house officials want to make it very, very clear that the vice president has no designs on the president's job
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in 2020. i think it's important to note that president trump has made it quite clear that he plans to run again, that he hopes to be a two-term president. in fact, he filed the paperwork to do so very early in his presidency. he's held multiple campaign rallies. that is why we're seeing such strong pushback on the white house on this story. >> thank you. secretary of state rex tillerson says the international community is united in its expectation that north korea will take steps to denuclearize. tillerson is in the philippines at a forum of southeast asian nations. he's ramping up the pressure on north korea just days after the u.n. security council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions to date against the kim jong-un regime. >> the negxt steps obviously ar to see that the security council resolution sanctions are enforced by everyone. we will be monitoring that carefully.
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and certainly having conversations with any and all that we see who may not be fully imbracing not just the spirit of -- embracing not just the spirit of those sanctions but the operational execution of those sanctions. >> all eyes on china. north korea's largest trading partner and neighbor. the chinese voted for the u.n. sanctions. the chinese will be key to implementing them. want to go live to manila and bring in ivan watson for the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christine. the chinese foreign minister personally delivered this message to the nancy foreign minister in their -- the north korean foreign minister in their meeting monday saying, listen, you need to stop firing ballistic missiles all the time that are banned under the u.n. security council, multiple resolutions. we're hearing from the north korean regime itself. it put out a statement saying that the latest security council resolutions which ban north korea's exports of iron and coal
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and even seafood, that they're basically an attack on north korea's sovereignty, that nothing like this is going to stop north korea from continuing to develop its nuclear weapons, which it argues is a legitimate and valued piece self-defense. the u.s. and rex tillerson have succeeded somewhat in making north korea's nuclear weapons program the focus of this diplomatic gathering here in manila. you had southeast asian nations putting out a joint statement expressing grave concern about last month's two intercontinental ballistic missile launches by north korea. you've had the chinese with their message to north koreans, as well. also you've heard from secretary of state rex tillerson himself saying, listen, we would be willing to talk to the north koreans if they would just stop firing these ballistic missiles. that that would be a strong
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signal. it's not a message that seems to be resonating in pyongyang, though, which continues to respond defiantly and continues to threaten the u.s., with one statement saying that there is a mistake in the u.s. if you think that you're safe across the ocean from us. christine? >> all right. fascinating. thank you very much for that, ivan watson in manila. secretary tillerson also met with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov in manila. the two men agreed the u.s. and russia can keep an open dialogue and still work together on a number of complex issues. the secretary of state says he made it clear a lot of harm has been done by the kremlin. >> russian meddling in the elections was certainly a serious incident. trying to help them understand just how serious this incident had been and how seriously it had damaged the relationship between the u.s., the american people, and the russian people.
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that this had created serious mistrust between the countries, and we simple have to find some way to deal with that. >> the kremlin has ordered the u.s. to cut its diplomatic staff 60% in retaliation for sanctions. tillerson said he would respond to that request by september 1. time for an early start on money. a phenomenal run for stock market investors who have generally ignored the political headlines in washington over the first 200 days of president trump's tenure. it is 200 days today, folks. the two things that are driving the gains here -- hope for tax reform and stellar corporate profits. let's look at how the stock market has reacted to president trump's first 200 days. u.s. futures right now, slightly higher. the dow gaining 66 points friday after a stronger than expected jobs report. that makes it eight straight days of record highs for the dow. since the president took office, the dow has gained more than 11%. a nice return for investors. call it the cherry on top of the
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bull market that started in march of 2009 under president obama. that's the long view there, folks. now this president taking credit for stock market records and for strong jobs growth. more than a million jobs created since the president took office. just about matching the pace of jobs created under the final six months of the obama administration. i can tell you exactly what it is -- the first six months of trump's presidency, 1.74 million jobs created. a nice, strong jobs pace. the last six months of the obama administration, 1.1 million jobs. just about matching the obama administration. >> amazing how long it's taken to get out of the 2008 recession. >> yes. >> and get the jobs back up. the presidential wedding crasher strikes again, taking a break from his august break. president trump greeted guests at the wedding party at his new jersey golf club wearing khakis and a white golf shirt and his trademark "make america great again" hat.
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the president asked, is everyone having a good time, and shook hands for a few minutes. one guest who posted pictures on social media and the white house then declined to comment. looks like he's having a good time to vacation. >> a beautiful day at bedminster. working vacation. under construction in the west wing, so he's taking meetings and working -- >> ditching the a.c., which i'm sure is sorely needed in washington this time of year. 41 minutes past the hour. a besieged syrian city finding normalcy thanks to a cease-fire that was brokered by the u.s. and russia. we'll take you inside syria where locals tell us who they give the credit for this newfound quiet. allergy sufferers if you have symptoms like these
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requiring stipulations that federalize local detention facilities and violate the fourth amendment. the trump administration threatening to cut off funding for sanctuary cities like chicago. last year chicago police received $2.3 million from justice department assistance grants using the money to buy s.w.a.t. equipment, radios and tasers. excessive corrosion caused a fair ride to malfunction last month at the ohio state fair. the interior gondola support beam eroded so badly over 18 years it caused a catastrophic failure. the ride broke apart, launching some people 20 feet through the air. the fireball had been checked several times in the days before the accident. a new inspection protocol has been developed by kmg to prevent similar incidents. a nationwide manhunt underway for an ohio man who overpowered a sheriff's deputy last week after a visit to a
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psychiatric hospital. 32-year-old brandon lee powell of antwerp, ohio, a rape suspect, was restrained by leg shackles and handcuffs in the back of a transport van. 32-year-old brandon lee powell of antwerp, ohio, a rape suspect, was restrained by leg shackles and handcuffs in the back of the van when he jumped over a seat, put the deputy in a headlock, and caused the van to crash. powell then got hold of the deputy's gun, forced him to unlock the restraints, and handcuffed him to the steering wheel, making off with his wallet and weapon. now to the forecast. >> soggy in northwest to the northeast. with the wet weather the one good element to start the week, cooler temperatures. severe weather concern. that's mainly confined to parts of the delmarva. about 4.5 million in line for this. and i think damaging winds and large hail the main threat across the region. when you talk about flooding the
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next couple of days, not over parts of the central states, around parts of the delmarva. could see four to six inches inside the next two days. with that said, notice the trend will want to gradually warm temperatures. new york up to 81, 82 on tuesday and wednesday. in cleveland, we see a warming trend. back in chicago also seeing temperatures climb back toward seasonal values, as well. into the tropics, we're watching an area of disturbance. low probability of formation in the next five days. franklin has already formed as a tropical storm. and at this point, threatening not only parts of cozumel south of cancun there. could potentially impact areas of eastern mexico as we go in toward the latter portion of this week. guys? >> all right. thank you very much for that. all right. then there's this -- a google engineer's sexist memo saying women are not suited for tech jobs for biological reasons. >> oh. >> oh, uh, let's say outrage ensues. (vo) unlimited is only as good
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the u.s. and russia recently brokered several cease-fire deals in syria. critics say the deescalation zones enforced by the russians make the u.s. dependent on russia for its policy in syria. how tell work on the ground? cnn -- how tell work on the ground? cnn was the first to visit one of the most controversial zones. in an exclusive report, senior international correspondent fred pleitgen found residents and the syrian army saying they're happy with the deal and thanking russia for it. >> reporter: it was one of the most violent baffleds in syria -- battlefields in sear. video shows the fighting on quneitra, right on israel's doorstep. now a cease-fire. tanks are parked, soldiers relaxed.
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"the fighting has significantly decreased since the cease-fire," this officer tells me, "you totally notice that." "we don't hear shelling anymore, but sometimes the nusra front breaks the troops. nusra is not part of the agreement. if they start shooting, we have to retaliate." this is the front line, right in the heart of town. while both the u.s. and russia brokered this truce, the syrian government troops feel it's russia that has the upper hand. "russia has helped a lot," he says. "they laid the groundwork for the cease-fire. they have the most power." quneitra is one of three areas in syria where the u.s. and russia negotiated truces between government and opposition forces.
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the people here say of course they appreciate the calm since the cease-fire's been put in place, but they also say it's had almost an immediate impact on life here. with more people venturing out and many businesses opening their doors once again. a lull on the battlefield means more commotion in shops where soldiers and townspeople come to get a trim. "we want this to be solved for good," he says. "we just want our lives to be the way they were before." farming is also ramping up again. nasir al sayed spends time in the sun tending wheat. he credits russia and others for the truce, he's grateful only to moscow. "if america wanted to solve this, they could have done it a long time ago," he says, "russia is working hard. they are strong allies." from posts on the golan heights, israel is observing things with growing unease. the israelis fear the cease-fire could allow its archenemies, iran and hezbollah, supporters of the asad government, to move
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forces into the area. at the moment, the people in this town aren't worried about bigger middle eastern security concerns. they're just enjoying the calm while it lasts. fred pleitgen, cnn, quneitra, syria. >> thank you for that. the deadly violence erupting in venezuela showing no signs of letting up. at least two people were killed as the government put down an anti-government attack at a military base. authorities called it a paramilitary attack. one of the uniformed leaders of the revolt identified himself as an army officer, calling it a legitimate rebellion against the government of president nicolas maduro. >> for his part, he addressed it saying, "a week ago we won with votes, and today we had to beat terrorism with bullets." maduro was referring to the new constituent assembly which met for the first time saturday. the body promptly fired venezuelan attorney general louise -- ortega diaz after she
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promised to investigate allegations of fraud in last week's votes. ortega is vowing to press on, saying she is still attorney general. >> just misery for millions of people in venezuela as that economy craters. let's check cnn "money stream" this morning. u.s. futures slightly higher now. the dow gained 66 points friday after a stronger than expected jobs report. the u.s. added 209,000 jobs in july. the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3%. that matches a 16-year low. we are nearing what economists call full employment. wage growth sluggish. wages grew 2.5%. the federal reserved like to see wage growth kick up to 3.5%. investors this week are eyeing earnings. snapchat's parent company snap reports on thursday. wall street is not holding its breath for anything positive. in may the company revealed a $2.2 billion loss in its first quarter. >> yikes. >> also a big week for retailers like macy's, nordstrom, kohl's, which have been struggling against online retailers.
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more bad news for wells fargo. it says there could be each more unauthorized -- there could be even more unauthorized accounts than it originally reported. that was 2.1 million accounts. there could be more. the bank expanded its investigation to review accounts opened between 2011 and 2015. wells fargo has been trying to fix its battered image, its battered reputation since the scandal broke last year. the bank was hit with $185 million fine. it has fired more than 5,000 employees tied to the scam. earlier this month, wells fargo apologized for charging more than half a million customers for karg -- for car insurance they never needed. an engineer at google circulating a sexist memo. the male engineer says women aren't suited for tech jobs based on biological reasons. the document has been circulating inside google and made public this weekend. a cnn tech has not been able to identify the author yet. he's a rank-in-file software
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engineer at google. the memo says that google doesn't have more female engineers because men have a higher drive for status. that google's commitment to hire more women will make the company less competitive. and that the gender wage gap is a myth. in the letter to employees this weekend, google's diversity v.p. said, like many of you, i found that the document advanced incorrect assumptions about gender. it's not a viewpoint that i or this company endorses, promotes, or encourages. >> do you think this guy is still employed there? >> i mean -- wow. >> it's -- a wow moment. >> this is the programmer culture. we keep talking about why there's so much trouble for women in silicon valley, women in tech. every industry has its own different version of this problem. it's really stark in silicon valley. you've got somebody brave enough to put out a document explaining why women can't hack it and shouldn't hack it because for biological reasons -- i mean, just like, hello, 1950. >> my guess is women will strike back. >> yeah. guess what -- what else is striking back in "early start." it continues right now.
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robert mueller understands and i understand the specific scope of the investigation. no, it's not a fishing expedition. >> special counsel robert mueller can investigate any crime he uncovers in his russia probe. that clarity from the justice department after the president himself said his finances should be offer limits. and the vice president with a harsh rebuke to "the new york times" suggesting that he's preparing for a white house run. he slams it as offensive and object surrender. >> i think it's -- absurd. >> i think it's quite clear in terms of there being no daylight among the international community as to the expectation that north korea will take steps. and global pressure grows on north korea to curb its nuclear program after sanctions are slapped on unanimously by the u.n. security council. good morning and welcome to

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